Flashlight Safaris Are Nocturnal


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When night falls at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, scents linger longer in the still air, the zoo comes alive with the sights and sounds of the nocturnal cycle of the creatures of the night.  

Having highly developed senses of hearing, sight and smell, nocturnal animals are specially adapted to make the most of night-illumination.  Some daytime animals share the best of both worlds and remain active, even after dusk.


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In Big Bear Lake, each Friday and Saturday during the month of October (weather permitting), Big Bear Alpine Zoo will be hosting its Flashlight Safari, an exclusive tour which explores the more active side of our animals during twilight and dusk.  


Gates open at 6:30 P.M. with the Tour beginning at 7:00 P.M.; no one will be admitted after 7:00 P.M.  Exploring Big Bear Alpine Zoo after dark is a unique mountain experience.

Bring your own flashlights and dress warmly. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and children from 3 to 10 years of age, and children under 3 years are admitted free.


For more information on the Flashlight Safaris, call (909) 584-1299.


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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is San Bernardino County’s

only zoo and also serves as a wildlife animal sanctuary, rehabilitation

and education center.  Founded in 1959, it is operated and owned by

the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District.